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IDEX 2017: Bahrain selects GCS-200 UGV.

Global Clearance Solutions' GCS-200 unmanned ground vehicle will be supplied to Bahrain as the launch customer for the platform, a company official has revealed. Speaking to Jane's at IDEX 2017 in Abu Dhabi where the GCS-200 was unveiled, Global Clearance Solutions' head of marketing and

- Jane’s - US

Kerber survives as leading seeds stumble in Dubai Championship.

Former world No. 1 Angelique Kerber survived as three of the top five seeds were bundled out of the Dubai Tennis Championships Tuesday.

- The Daily Star - LB

'Focused on our preparations'.

India are on a roll, having won a record six series in a row stretching from their tour of Sri Lanka in mid-2015 to the one-off Test against Bangladesh earlier this month. Their latest opponents Australia, too, are coming on the back of a dominant series win over Pakistan at home. However, their record in the sub-continent ...

- Deccan Herald - IN

It's detox time for politicians in Punjab.

Politicians in Punjab, who sweated it out during the chilly winter months, are now unwinding as D-day approaches. While some opted for naturopathy and detox sessions, others are on a tour of the US, Bangkok, Dubai and Hong Kong. From film shoots and book launches to big fat Punjabi weddings, the 'netas' are making good use ...

- Deccan Herald - IN

UAE orders MBDA anti-ship missiles.

Richard TomkinsFeb. 21 -- MBDA reports it has been contracted to supply the United Arab Emirates navy with Marte MK2/N anti-ship missiles.

- UPI - US

Publicis Media rolls out NextTechNow globally for clients.

Publicis Media has expanded its end-to-end service, NextTechNow, which pairs clients with tech start-ups to Shanghai, Singapore, Warsaw and Dubai.

- Brand Republic - UK

Who's that 39-year-old paying HK$1.4 billion for three office floors?.

Ye Jianming isn’t a name that rings many bells. But it will, considering what he’s achieved so far in a country where the state firms take all. He is the sole private entrepreneur to win a stake in an Abu Dhabi onshore oil concession – which has a lifespan of 40 years – with 4 per cent. British ...

- South China Morning Post - HK

TCA Abu Dhabi launches five artistic and cultural initiatives inspired by the life and works of Ahmed Rashid Thani.

TCA Abu Dhabi launches five artistic and cultural initiatives inspired by the life and works of Ahmed Rashid Thani...


Kerber survives as leading seeds stumble in Dubai.

Former world number one Angelique Kerber survived as three of the top five seeds were bundled out of the Dubai Tennis Championships on Tuesday.

- The Daily Star - LB

Calling petrolheads to go the electric way.

UAE is welcoming a new wave of electric vehicles, but is there adequate support infrastructure to ensure mass appeal?

- GulfNews - AE

Abu Dhabi: Restaurants issued ultimatum on fire safety.

Repeated violations will lead to eateries being closed, Abu Dhabi Civil Defence says after fire ravages building on February 18

- GulfNews - AE

Man buys stolen gold, arrested by Sharjah Police

Four other suspects were also arrested for selling the stolen gold

- GulfNews - AE

Emirati man donates Dh100,000 to free prisoners

Dubai Police receive money to settle minor financial dues

- GulfNews - AE

Mother recalls Dubai cylinder blast horror

Mariam Lokhandwala lost her mother and suffered severe burns after cooking gas explosion

- GulfNews - AE

Ban on import of used cars with major faults from May 1

UAE imports around 300,000 used vehicles annually from US, Japan and Germany

- GulfNews - AE

UK's Balfour Beatty announces sale of Middle East operations

Balfour Beatty decides to sell its Mideast operations to a Dubai-based firm for $13.7 million

- GulfNews - AE

Mariah Carey lands in Dubai, checks out the Burj Khalifa

The pop star headlines the second night of the Emirates Airline Dubai Jazz Festival on February 23

- GulfNews - AE

Dubai: Panel clears DP World of Djibouti allegations

Dubai's government says an arbitration tribunal has cleared port operator DP World of allegations of wrongdoing over its operation of an East African port.

- The Daily Star - LB

$ 1.1 billion in defence contracts announced on third day of Abu Dhabi expo

Abu Dhabi  - The United Arab Emirates announced 4.07 billion dirhams in defence procurement contracts on Tuesday, the third day of the biennial International Defence Exhibition in Abu Dhabi. The UAE Armed Forces have awarded around 15.4 billion dirhams in contracts in the event's first three days, Reuters calculations ...

- Sify - IN

Mills lost for words after striking IPL bumper deal

Dubai, Feb 21 England pacer Tymal Mills, who emerged the most expensive bowler in the Indian Premier League history going for a staggering Rs 12 crore to the Royal Challengers Bangalore said the price did not seem "real" to him and took a while to sink in. The 24-year-old was the second hottest buy after his English ...

- Yahoo! News - US

IDEX 2017: MSPV confirms large Egyptian order

The Dubai-based company Minerva Special Purpose Vehicles confirmed during IDEX 2017 held in Abu Dhabi that it is building large numbers of Panthera T6 light armoured vehicles for Egypt. The Panthera T6 was first seen in May 2014 during an Egyptian military parade. Later that year the

- Jane’s - US

NIA court frames charges against Abu Dhabi ISIS case accused

A special National Investigation Agency court on Tuesday framed charges against three accused in connection with the Abu Dhabi ISIS case. Charges have been framed against Sheikh Azhar ul Islam, Adnan Hassan and Mohammed Farhan Shaikh, for offences punishable under Section 120-B of the Indian Penal Code and Sections 18, 20, ...

- Zee News - IN

IDEX 2017: Indonesia's PT Pindad signs co-operation deals with UAE counterparts

Indonesian company PT Pindad has signed agreements with counterparts in the United Arab Emirates to collaborate on pursuing defence sales to the Middle East, the Indonesian Ministry of Defence announced on 20 February. The MoD said that state-owned PT Pindad has signed a memorandum of

- Jane’s - US

IDEX 2017: Yugoimport unveils 'giant Grad' rocket

The Yugoimport SDPR stand at the 2017 IDEX show in Abu Dhabi was dominated by the 400 mm Sumadija correctable rocket. The rocket is 8.25 m long, has a total launch weight of 1,502 kg, a 889 kg solid motor, and a 200 kg unitary high-explosive/fragmentation warhead fitted with a proximity/impact

- Jane’s - US

IDEX 2017: MBDA receives UAE contract for additional Marte Mk 2/N missiles

Key Points The UAE placed its original contract for Marte Mk 2/N in 2009 Marte Mk 2/N revealed sold to Turkmenistan European missile company MBDA has secured a follow-on order from the United Arab Emirates for the supply of additional Marte Mk 2/N anti-ship missiles to the UAE Naval Forces.

- Jane’s - US

IDEX 2017: China unveils MSS-01 Mobile Submarine Simulator and decoy

The China Shipbuilding and Offshore International Corporation used the 2017 IDEX show in Abu Dhabi to reveal its new MSS-01 Mobile Submarine Simulator. The simulator, which also serves as a decoy, is in service with the Chinese navy according to a company official. The MSS-1 is described as

- Jane’s - US

IDEX 2017: China offers S-26 conventional submarine with Stirling engine AIP

The China Shipbuilding and Offshore International Corporation used the IDEX show in Abu Dhabi to market its S-26 conventional submarine for the first time with what it calls a "unique" version of the Stirling cycle engine air-independent propulsion system. Stirling cycle AIP

- Jane’s - US

Makarova beats Cibulkova, advances to 3rd round in Dubai

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — Ekaterina Makarova advanced to the third round of the Dubai Tennis Championships by beating third-seeded...

- Townhall.com - US

UAE grapples drones after airport closures

Dubai authorities are grappling with new ways of keeping the emirate's skies safe after drones halted air traffic at one of the world's busiest airports three times last year.

- PhysOrg - NL

Anil Ambani, UAE PM discuss trade, investment

Abu Dhabi, Feb 21 Trade and investment issues figured prominently at a meeting here between Anil Ambani, chairman of India's diversified Reliance Group, and the UAE Prime Minister and ruler of Dubai, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum.

- Yahoo! News - US

IDEX 2017: Riviera Boat displays new interceptor craft

The United Arab Emirates -based Riviera Boat is showcasing its new generation of fast interceptor craft at NAVDEX 2017 held in Abu Dhabi, with one featuring in a live demonstration. "The Seaguard 33 craft has been adapted to meet the requests that we were presented by our customers in the

- Jane’s - US

IDEX 2017: Iraq takes delivery of Textron Commandos

The Iraqi Federal Police is currently in the process of receiving the Textron Commando Select armoured vehicles that were ordered last year, Jonathan Dalrymple, vice president for business development at Textron's Marine and Land Systems division, told Jane's at the IDEX show in Abu Dhabi. "We

- Jane’s - US

IDEX 2017: EDIC focusing on integration as procurement approach shifts

The United Arab Emirates' Emirates Defence Industries Company is moving towards completing the integration of the 16 firms previously held by the holdings of Mubadala, Tawazun, and Emirates Advanced Investments Group , but is also looking to work within the changing face of

- Jane’s - US

UAE grapples drones after airport closures

Dubai authorities are grappling with new ways of keeping the emirate's skies safe after drones halted air traffic at one of the world's busiest airports three times last year

- The Daily Star - LB

ADNOC awards CNPC 8% stake in ADCO onshore concession

Abu Dhabi National Oil Co. has awarded China National Petroleum Corp. 8% interest in Abu Dhabi’s onshore oil concession in exchange for a signup bonus of $1.77 billion.

- OGJ - US

UAE awards $1.9b military contracts to Russia

Russia will supply 5,000 anti-armour missiles plus training and support to the country's armed forces

- GulfNews - AE

In pictures: International Defence Exhibition and Conference

More than 1,200 defence firms from fifty seven countries are taking part in the five day event being held at Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre

- GulfNews - AE

Cleaning Up After Trump

From the Wall Street Journal: Jim Mattis, on his first trip to Iraq as defense secretary, said he plans to assess the fight against Islamic State in the country and that the U.S. isn’t there to take its oil. “I think all of us here in this room, all of us in America, have paid for our gas and oil all along and ...

- Mother Jones - US

The UAE's next ambitious project is to build a city on Mars

The United Arab Emirates, a place that knows a thing or two about constructing cities in harsh environments, has announced its most ambitious building project yet -- a city on Mars.

- FOX News - US

IPL 2017 auction: Chirag Suri, UAE's Virat Kohli, returns to India

Chirag Suri became the first UAE player to be a part of the IPL when Gujarat Lions bought him for Rs 10 lakh at the auction The post IPL 2017 auction: Chirag Suri, UAE's Virat Kohli, returns to India appeared first on Firstpost.

- Firstpost - IN

New university established in Abu Dhabi

Petroleum and Masdar Institutes, Khalifa University will be replaced by new university

- GulfNews - AE

Deals worth Dh7b clinched on day two of Idex 2017 in Abu Dhabi

Russian, Swedish and UAE firms help take value of deals to Dh11.33b

- GulfNews - AE

Dubai faces traffic snarls in rain, temperature dips to 12°C

Rain-soaked roads slippery, winds seen blowing dust and sand, leading to poor visibility

- GulfNews - AE

Top Sharjah locations where rents are cheaper

Tenants from Dubai who want to move farther afield can save thousands more every year if they know where to look

- GulfNews - AE

UAE, Russia to develop light combat fighter jet

UAE to buy Sukhoi planes from Russia, CEO of Rostec says

- GulfNews - AE

Wozniacki wins Dubai opener after Doha final

In an all-American matchup, Alison Riske upset 11th-seeded Coco Vandeweghe 6-4, 6-4 to move into the second round at the Dubai Championships on Monday.

- The Daily Star - LB

Russia, UAE to collaborate on 5th-generation fighter

Ryan MaassFeb. 20 -- Russia's state-owned defense enterprise Rostec will partner with the United Arab Emirates for the development of a 5th-generation light combat fighter.

- UPI - US

UAE hit by poor Q4 earnings Kuwait retreats in volatile trade

UAE hit by poor Q4 earnings Kuwait retreats in volatile trade...


Dubai's bid to cash in on climate change

During the 5th World Government Summit in Dubai, the government set out a bold vision for how adapting to climate change could form the basis of an industry worth billions to the country.

- Deutsche Welle - DE

Turning 93, Zimbabwe's Mugabe rules out retirement

Mugabe, who has kept an iron grip on power since Zimbabwe declared independence in 1980, has repeatedly denied reports of health problems, fuelled in part by frequent trips to Dubai and Singapore

- Daily Monitor - UG